VH-NEI  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth                  (c/n  DHA167)


                                           As far as I can ascertain, this aircraft is the former A17-166; VH-BFB; VH-DAN and VH-CKE.
                                           However, my notes on -CKE indicate that, once withdrawn from service in 1965, its bits and pieces
                                           were used in the construction of other Tiger Moths.      It would appear however, that at least the
                                           original c/n plate of A177-166 was still extant and that that has been used as the identity of this
                                           Tiger seen nearing completion at the Luskintyre "Tiger factory' by Ian Mcdonell in March 2013.
                                           Possibly other substantial bits of VH-CKE were also used...........  Anyway, CASA describes it
                                           as c/n DHA167, and that its original registration date is 21 July 1949 the date that VH-BFB was
                                           originally registered.    Phil Vabre saw completed and it looking pristine at Echuca in March 2017